THAILAND: The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) welcomed over 1,000 Cambodian migrant workers living in Thailand into its ranks yesterday. The CPP’s newest members trust in Prime Minister Hun Sen to lead a peaceful country that is for the people.
A welcoming ceremony for the new members was held in Thailand on May 14, 2023. Minister of Labor and Vocational Training, Ith Sam Heng, presided over the ceremony as Chairman of the Working Group for the Strengthening of the Cambodian People's Party in the Kingdom of Thailand.
New CPP member Chhum Udom said he had been a former member of the CNRP and the Candlelight Party, but that those parties were inactive and did not pay attention their members; that their methods were disruptive and contributed to scandals that were unbefitting of a ruling party. He said he lost faith in the opposition parties, so he and his family decided to leave them and return to political life with the CPP.
He remarked that he appreciates the CPP’s efforts, especially those of Prime Minister Hun Sen, to maintain peace and stability while striving to develop the country. He said they pay attention to him as a foreign worker as well.
Sorn Chamroeun, a party member in Thailand’s Chacheongsao province, vowed to participate in activities for the benefit of the party and called for continued support for the party to build strength in Thailand. He said that only the CPP can provide hope and confidence for people now, and for future generations.
Chairman Ith Sam Heng, lauded the achievements of the CPP in service of the nation and all its citizens. He instructed all party members to work hard in solidarity and to create national unity, especially with good deeds, saying that people should help each other under the motto, "keep the old, add the new".
He also called on party members living in Thailand to return and vote in the 7th parliamentary election on July 23 and encouraged them to participate in maintaining Cambodia’s hard-earned peace, even while living and working abroad, for the sake of a peaceful life for future generations.
Thousands of party members have expressed their full satisfaction in participating in the political life and support of the CPP, especially when it comes to PM Hun Sen and the party's successor, Hun Manet.